IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2018 – The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting the IBPS RRB 2018 preliminary examination for Officers Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) on August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and September 1, respectively. Read below to know more on IBPS RRB 2018 eligibility criteria for different posts.
IBPS has prescribed the eligibility criteria of IBPS RRB. According to IBPS RRB 2018 eligibility criteria, candidates should be between 18 to 40 years as per the posts they apply. Relaxation in age will be provided to candidates belonging SC, ST, PwD, Ex-Servicemen and other categories. Applicants must be a graduate in any discipline as the posts. Candidates must have proficiency in local language of state or Union Territories in the respective Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) they are applying to. IBPS RRB eligibility criteria 2018 varies as per posts – Officers Scale I, II, III and IV. Applicants must check the eligibility criteria before they apply for IBPS RRB.
Latest: IBPS RRB 2018 Admit Card for prelims examination available now
IBPS RRB 2018 application form was available from June 8 to July 2, 2018. The complete IBPS RRB eligibility criteria 2018 is provided here.
IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2018
Candidates must fulfill the following IBPS RRB eligibility criteria in terms of nationality, age and academic qualification to be eligible for the exam.
IBPS RRB 2018 Eligibility Criteria as per Nationality
Candidates must be either
(I) A citizen of India or
(II) Subject of Nepal or
(III) Subject of Bhutan or
(IV) A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 with intension of settling in India or
(V) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of settling in India, provided they belong to categories (II), (III), (IV) & (v) given above and shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria as per Age
IBPS RRB Age limit
Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)
Applicants must be 21 to 40 years
Must have born earlier than June 3, 1978 and later than April 31, 1997 (both dates inclusive)
Officer Scale- II (Manager)
Candidate’s should be 21 to 32 years born earlier than June 3, 1986 and later than April 31, 1997 (both dates inclusive)
Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)
18 to 30 years and born earlier than June 3, 1988 and later than April 31, 2000 (both dates inclusive)
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Candidates should be between 18 to 28 years born earlier than June 2, 1990 and later than June 1, 2000 (both dates inclusive)
IBPS RRB 2018 Age Relaxation
Candidates can check below relaxation in upper age limit for SC, ST, OBC, PwD, Ex-Servicemen, women and other category candidates.
Upper Age Relaxation for Reserved Categories
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
Other Backward Classes
Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016”
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen
(for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)) actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
In the case of Ex- servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs, who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, subject to ceiling as per Government guidelines
(for the post of Officers) 5 years
Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried
(only for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 9 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89
Persons affected by 1984 riots
IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2018 as per Educational Qualification
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
Proficiency in local language prescribed by RRBs
Desirable: knowledge of Computer.
Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager)
Candidates must be a graduate
Preferences will be given be candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy
Proficiency in local language
Desirable: Knowledge on computer
Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager)
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University with minimum 50% in aggregate.
Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy
Experience of two years as Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager)
Information Technology Officer
Graduation in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology with minimum of 50% in aggregate
Desirable: Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
One Year as a Chartered Accountant
Degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period of not less than two years
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with minimum 50%
Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager)
Graduation in any discipline with 50%
Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy
Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions
How to indicate percentage of graduation in application form?
Percentage of graduation obtained in graduation can be calculated to the nearest two decimals in online application. In case of CGPA/OGPA, this should be converted into percentage and indicated in IBPS RRB application form 2018.
How to calculate percentage?
Percentage will be arrived by dividing the total marks obtained in all the subjects in all semesters by aggregate maximum marks multiplying by 100.
Proficiency in Local Language
Proficiency in local language is must for recruitment of Officer Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) posts as per IBPS RRB eligibility criteria 2018. The details are given below:
Applicants who have studied regional language in Class 8 or above will be considered proficient in that local language.
If candidates does not meet the requirement in local language at the time of selection, he/she will be given six months time from the date of joining to acquire proficiency. This period can be extended by RRBs.
IBPS RRB is conducted for recruitment to 10,190 vacancies of Officers Scale I, II, III and IV. The notification has been released on June 8, 2018. Candidates had to fill IBPS RRB application form 2018 online. This year, applicants have to upload photograph, signature and left thumb impression and handwritten declaration. The recruitment exam comprises three stages – Preliminary, Mains/Single exam and Interview. Candidates for the post of Officers Scale I,II and III is selected based on Preliminary, Mains/Single exam and Interview. Selection to Office Assistant (Multi-purpose) posts is done on the basis of mains exam.